Philippe Coutinho in a party of the FC Barcelona


Philippe Coutinho, headline or alternative for the Glass of Rey?

Published:7/02/2018 - 22:26h

Updated:8/02/2018 - 02:44h

Although the debate is centred in the defence, the alignment of the Barça in Mestalla could open some doubts more. Regarding the centre of the field, the options seem sung, but there are some alternatives with a lot of possibilities for the eleven

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The FC Barcelona arrives to Mestalla with the obligation to do a good party to happen to the final of the Glass of Rey, but with the need to breathe after some parties in which it has seemed something scarce of strengths. With some alternatives more for an eleven of gala very open, Ernesto Valverde could present changes without that the team lose competitiveness.

In full discussion on the one who has to form in the axis of the defence, the elections seem clear in the centre of the field, although they could not to be it so much. With Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic like footballers innegociable for the Txingurri, the doubts aim more to Andrés Iniesta and Paulinho. 

Whereas the captain has to take into account his efforts, the Brazilian has lost something of rhythm after the injury that separated him in the first duel against the Espanyol. In the case that finally they were not in the eleven initial, the fan of possibilities is very wide, from the work of Paco Alcácer, Aleix Vidal or André Gomes, to the magic of Philippe Coutinho, that could go in by any one of the two.

The doubt

Regarding the of Rio de Janeiro, the technicians have some doubts on if it is the best option for colarse between the headlines. It is true that still has to adjust to his mates, and even he same has recognised that accepts willingly the corrections of the míster, but his quality could be differential to the hour to have and move the spherical, something that antoja essential to brake the intentions of Valencia that it wants to bite to trace back.

Coutinho Seems so good option of start as going out from the bench, since in the last case also could fulfil this function to perfection. Those that more minutes have happened more spaces will have the midfield player, although it also is more likely that expose to the rhythm that dictate the party. Blessed problem the one of Valverde choosing in a so powerful staff.

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